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oldshrewsburyian · a day ago
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And another thing: Captain Wentworth is kind. In the chapters where Austen introduces him, and reintroduces him to Anne, this is one of the things she is sure to make clear. He is solicitous of a sick and injured child, and far more sensitive to the genuine needs (as well as the respectability) of a household’s domestic routines than many a man might be, let alone an unmarried one. In a gathering where it is taken for granted that Anne will make herself useful by playing the piano, he wants to know if she might want to dance herself. And perhaps most signally, at a party where Anne reflects that he might easily be spoiled by the universal and eager admiration of marriageable young ladies, he extracts himself from general conversation in order to listen and talk to good-hearted, faintly ridiculous Mrs. Musgrove about the son whom he knew and whom she mourns.
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yes girl you are so [if i loved you less i might be able to talk about it more] [hands are unbearably beautiful] [i'll take care of you it's rotten work not to me not if it's you] [if you are intolerable let me be the one to tolerate you] [i could recognise him by touch alone] [i love you i want us both to eat well] [on purpose i love you on purpose] [whatever our souls are made of his and mine are the same] [i am half agony half hope] [you have bewitched me body and soul and i love love love you] [he is half of my soul as the poets say] [i'm sick of people saying that love is all a woman is fit for but i'm so lonely] [i love you most ardently] [let me stay tender hearted despite despite despite] [someone has to leave first this is a very old story there is no other version of this story] [mostly i want to be kind] [tell me how all this and love too will ruin us] [you said i killed you haunt me then] [someone somewhere can you understand me a little love me a little] [i will love you as misfortune loves orphans as fire loves innocence and as justice loves to sit and watch while everything goes wrong] [sorry about the blood in your mouth i wish it was mine] [who will come into my kitchen and be hungry for me] can we kiss now
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fawnilu · a day ago
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Happy Birthday, too good, too excellent creature!
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cinematv · a day ago
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Henry Golding as Mr. William Elliot PERSUASION (2022) dir. Carrie Cracknell
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freshmoviequotes · 11 hours ago
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Persuasion (2022)
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diversehistorical · a day ago
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henry golding as mr. william elliot in persuasion (2022)
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haly-reads · 2 days ago
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august 09, '22: currently reading persuasion. i find the writing style more mature (as required by the plot) than in other of austen's novels.
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violaobanion · 26 days ago
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PERSUASION 2022 | dir. Carrie Cracknell
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synchrotrons · 26 days ago
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collection of lines from netflix persuasion reviews that sent me into coughing fits
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oldshrewsburyian · a day ago
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I’ve reached Chapters 7-8 in my Persuasion reread, covering both the first (renewed) meeting and first (renewed) social contact between Anne and Captain Wentworth, and I put the book back on the nightstand after these two chapters because I needed to stare at the ceiling and scream internally. They contain, of course, some of the most famous/fateful passages in the novel, but also: as Austen shows us the awkwardness of these encounters, Anne’s yearning and Frederick’s resentment, she is simultaneously showing us how in love they were, and how well-suited, arguably, they still are.
I love Anne so much, and while she may be valued primarily for her usefulness, she is in fact an extremely passionate woman. (She’s also sad.) She is genuinely glad to avoid Wentworth and to be useful to her nephew. But she’s also painfully aware that she is “left with as many sensations of comfort, as were, perhaps, ever likely to be hers.” I can’t help connecting this to Lady Russell’s earlier reflection that she thinks Anne is uniquely well-suited by temperament and habits to marriage, to the life she would have as a wife and mother. Anyway. Then we get the first meeting, and poor Anne is so overwhelmed that she can’t take everything in. But after the fact we learn that, while she is barely absorbing the words and actions of those around her, she has also noticed, in some detail, that Frederick Wentworth is at least as good-looking as he was eight years ago. Anne. And it’s her perspective that gives us the “no two hearts so open” passage, in which she also reflects that they once would have found it “most difficult to cease to speak to one another,” even in the sort of social gathering where he is currently making himself so agreeable, and she is unobserved (except by him.)
Anne cannot reason herself out of feeling as strongly as she did eight years ago. But neither, we are allowed to suspect, can Wentworth, though he has convinced himself that is exactly what he has done. Our gallant captain is extremely -- not to say somewhat disturbingly -- good at turning harrowing, or at least dangerous, undertakings into fun dinner-party stories. But there is, perhaps, some bitterness in his remark that there would have been no one to think of him, had he been unsuccessful in outrunning a storm in an old and badly damaged ship. There is definitely a catch in his voice, a break in his thought, when he reflects that when he and Harville were chasing privateers together, only one of them had a wife to provide for. When he is forced to defend his "superfine, extraordinary sort of gallantry” as an unmarried man (drag him, Sophia), he is shortly afterwards impelled to rise from the sofa where he and Anne are sitting, and go definitely elsewhere. When he assures Admiral Croft that he was indeed grateful to be sent across the Atlantic in a ship classified as being only seaworthy for short distances and for a limited period of time, he all but confesses that in the aftermath of Anne’s breaking their engagement, he didn’t care whether he lived or died. And even in cheerfully telling his sister he is ready to marry, whether wisely or no, he defines what he wants in reference to Anne, whose equal (in his own opinion) he has never seen. Frederick Wentworth, you thick-skulled genius, get it together.
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victorian-nymph · 25 days ago
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Women be like "I'm fighting demons" and the demons are bad adaptations of jane austen's novels.
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aquitainequeen · 26 days ago
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Me watching everyone reacting to Persuasion 2022, from a safe distance:
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southfarthing · a month ago
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ok no I'm still annoyed about what they've done to anne elliot. why must every heroine be beautiful, smart, confident, witty, flirtatious, funny, independent, firm-minded etc.?
what about shy women? humble women? lonely women? women who are just sad and a little bit pathetic? not firm enough to speak their mind? not strong enough to know their mind? who are riddled with anxiety and embarrassment? who have genuine faults and mistakes they regret but are too mortified to acknowledge? who know they are being taken advantage of but who keep sacrificing their own happiness to maintain the peace and reputation of their family? who are smart in their own way and happy with that even if it doesn't amount to anything that can be paraded around as a talent? do they not deserve to have their stories told?
I've had enough of snark!!!!! enough of smugness!!!! i wanna see a heroine who is so miserable and lonely and who feels everything so deeply and who yearns so bloody hard for years that she collapses when he finally gives her that letter!!! i want pathetic pining!! i want miserable social interactions!!! i want stolen glances and subtle questions and agonising despair until a confession so cathartic that i faint with her!!!! i want to feel something real!!!!!!!!! god!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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freshmoviequotes · 14 hours ago
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dubiousculturalartifact · 20 days ago
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the worst thing about trying to give every jane austen protagonist a bad carbon copy of elizabeth bennet’s judgy wit
is that not even pride & prejudice thinks that behaviour of hers is entirely a good thing?
Like?? half of lizzy’s entire character arc is realizing that her judgy wit that she always congratulated herself on was based on really shaky foundations?? because she’s not nearly as good a judge of character as she believed, and that it’s actually kind of a character flaw motivated by the TITULAR combination of faults??? that she has as much pride & prejudice as she accuses others of having? & that she needs to let go of that a bit, in order to have better relationships with the people around her???
LIKE?
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jandjsalmon · a month ago
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Read the rest on twitter... or below the cut:
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lividlongings · a month ago
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This is hurting me on a soul level 🥲 Why did they butcher this quote to this point just for the modernist take?!?!
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